Respiratory Medicine



The aim of teaching the undergraduate student in Tuberculosis and Chest Diseases is to impart such knowledge and skills that may enable him/her to diagnose and manage common ailments affecting the chest with the special emphasis on management and prevention of Tuberculosis and especially National Tuberculosis control programme.


1) At the end of the course of Tuberculosis and Chest diseases, the student shall be able to:

2) Conducting proper clinical examination, elicit and interpret clinical findings and diagnose common respiratory disorders and emergencies.

3) Perform simple, routine investigative procedures required for making bed side diagnosis, specially sputum collection, examination for etiological organism like AFB, interpretation of chest X-rays and respiratory function tests.

4) Interpret and manage various blood gases and pH abnormalities in various respiratory diseases.

5) Manage common diseases recognizing need for referral for specialized care in case of inappropriateness of therapeutic response.

6) Perform common procedures like laryngoscopy, pleural aspiration, respiratory physiotherapy, laryngeal intubation and pneumo-thoracic drainage aspiration.